Police to quiz Gayoom's lawyer over false evidence claim

Police have summoned jailed former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's attorney Maumoon Hameed for questioning over accusations of falsified evidence.

Hameed who also represents Gayoom's jailed lawmaker son Faris Maumoon has been summoned for questioning later Wednesday.

Hameed who is Gayoom's nephew had accused police of falsifying and planting evidence after the now notorious 'black bag' recovered by police conveniently contained most of the evidence now being presented in the ongoing terrorism trials.

Gayoom, his son, two supreme court judge and several lawmakers have been charged with terrorism over the alleged plot to overthrow the government.

Gayoom has been charged with bribing the top court judges into issuing the court order on February 1, releasing several opposition leaders including self-exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed.